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The Best Football Players Ever

List Criteria: Only pro football players. Please vote for the players based on his career accomplishments

One of the hot topics of debate not only among NFL fans but pundits as well is who is the best football player of all time. It's a very difficult question to answer and one that can't be answered very easily. Do you rank a quarterback above an offensive lineman and likewise for a defensive end versus a wide receiver. Many of the players on this list have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, so this is a list of the best of the best players

All time greats like Jim Brown, Jerry Rice, Joe Montana and Lawrence Taylor are deservedly on this list. These players dominated the league when they played, often causing chaos on the field and often terrorized opponents and breaking the hearts of those fans. Football fans can agree that regardless of position, the players on this list should be considered among the best football players ever. These players' stats and overall influence on the way the game was played factor into why they're considered the best.Vote for the football player you consider to be the greatest of all time. It's not an easy choice and you pretty much can't go wrong with any of these superstar players. There's a reason why they're considered the best football players ever and this your chance to choose who is the best of the best.

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  1. 1
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    the people's #1
    Wide receiver

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 3524
    - 1497

    most listed
    Quarterback

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 3147
    - 1207


    Running back

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 3258
    - 1005


    Running back

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 2304
    - 1117


    Linebacker

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 1863
    - 1037


    Quarterback

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 2793
    - 1954

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Quarterback

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 2838
    - 1757


    Quarterback

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 2208
    - 1133


    Running back, Fullback

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1832
    - 842


    Defensive tackle, Defensive end

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 1875
    - 882


    Running back

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  12. 12
    + 2191
    - 786

    ranked low on reranks
    Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 1806
    - 974


    Quarterback

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1810
    - 996


    Quarterback

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1490
    - 665


    Quarterback

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 1480
    - 783


    Linebacker, Center

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 1430
    - 903


    Quarterback

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 1426
    - 660


    Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 1817
    - 951


    Linebacker

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  20. 20
    + 1527
    - 681


    Wide receiver

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  21. 21
    + 1535
    - 673
    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1141
    - 560


    Running back

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  23. 23
    + 1116
    - 777


    Tight end

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1242
    - 274

    ranked low on reranks
    Running back

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1015
    - 580


    Running back

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  26. 26
    + 915
    - 510


    Running back

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  27. 27
    + 886
    - 586
    ) open
  28. 28
    + 979
    - 668


    Quarterback

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  29. 29
    + 756
    - 527
    ) open
  30. 30
    + 1117
    - 640


    Quarterback

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  31. 31
    + 883
    - 525


    Linebacker

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  32. 32
    + 851
    - 239

    ranked low on reranks
    Defensive end

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  33. 33
    + 929
    - 595


    Quarterback

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 987
    - 613


    Quarterback

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 864
    - 575


    Running back, Return specialist

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 773
    - 258

    ranked low on reranks
    Wide receiver

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  37. 37
    + 1225
    - 810


    Running back

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  38. 38
    + 684
    - 578

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 827
    - 485


    Quarterback

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  40. 40
    + 712
    - 372


    Quarterback

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    + 761
    - 433
    ) open
  42. 42
    + 749
    - 425


    Running back

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  43. 43
    + 908
    - 522


    Quarterback

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  44. 44
    + 836
    - 431


    Tight end

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  45. 45
    + 659
    - 452


    Free Safety

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  46. 46
    + 650
    - 460


    Cornerback

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  47. 47
    + 662
    - 498


    Punter, Quarterback, Defensive back

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  48. 48
    + 512
    - 359


    Quarterback

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  49. 49
    + 508
    - 378


    Running back

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  50. 50
    + 398
    - 228


    Wide receiver

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